STRICTLY PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION CIPR Executive Board Meeting Minutes – 24 February 2011 Public Relations Centre, 52-‐53 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HP Dial in: Present: Sally Sykes Adrian Wheeler Jane Wilson in Part: Attendance Jay O’Connor Jenifer Stirton Keith Johnston Paul Mylrea Rob Brown 1. 2010 Financial Update Jane Wilson explained that a mixture of factors contribute to the variation between the forecasted 2010 surplus and the current pre-‐audited figure. One of them is that the membership fee payments were not accrued monthly in our accounting practice. There followed a closed session at the Treasurer's request as it was to deal with finance and individual staff matters. Paul summarized that he will report to the Council on the 2010 finances. The auditor will be called in to do a full review on the finance processes and then give recommendations. Jane will need to report to the board with her assessment on this and the board will incorporate the auditor’s proposals. 2. Governance Paul said he will ask the Council to appoint the board and also ask the authority to appoint chairs of standing committees. If council members who would like to self-‐appoint as chair of the committees or would like to get on the board, they should go through competency test, but currently there is no process for this. The governance working group will come up with a proposal to the Council before end of summer on how board and chairs of committees are to be established. During the interim period, Paul proposed that we keep the current board and appoint people who are already on the committees as chair. 3. A.O.B: PPC Update – Adrian Wheeler Martin Horrox has conducted a thorough review on the disparities of the code and the regulations and has produced a revision document which is currently being checked by the solicitor. It then will go to PPC for comments and to Council for rectification. Paul suggested the Page 1 of 2
STRICTLY PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL – NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION governance working group should also have a look at it as it involves recommended amendments to the Regulations. Adrian reported that Martin Horrox has some options to consider on levying fines as other professional bodies have the power to. Adrian reported that the board should be aware that there are some complaints that the solicitor is currently dealing with. It means cost on solicitor’s services and also potentially cost by the defendants if they win.
Part 2 Attendance:
Attendance in part: Rob Brown Adrian Wheeler Jane Wilson Staff Attendance: Jay O’Connor Phil Morgan Keith Johnston Paul Mylrea The board reconvened after Council meeting to discuss the UKPAC item on the agenda.
Keith Johnston updated the board of the current situation of UKPAC. Next board meeting is at 2:30pm on 23 March.
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